@TheOncomingHurricane @Edoe @Oodkind Is it bad that all I can think of now is a Dalek cover of the Real Slim Shady?
17 hours, 11 minutes ago on The Bottom 10 TV Stories of the Decade
Thanks for publishing this DWTV, it's nice to have an article published on this day. Though the amount of typos in here is a tiny bit embarrassing aha! XD
1 day, 15 hours ago on The Ninth Doctor’s Best Moments
@RoastNewtIt really does say something about the quality of Doctor Who in my opinion that episodes like The Girl Who Waited, A Christmas Carol and Father's Day don't make the top 20!
1 day, 16 hours ago on Your Top 20 TV Stories of the Decade
@The Finn is excited for audio Kate Stewart! @LGwalchmai95 @Antee991166 @NumberNine A cheeky Christopher Eccleston minisode out of nowhere to explode the Doctor Who parts of the internet, is that too much to ask for?
3 days, 17 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #2
@Antee991166 @NumberNineAn episode would be nice ;)
Great idea for an article series, and a very well written part one :) I'd rank the pre title sequence from The Big Bang quite high myself. I love all the stuff with Amelia, and about there being no stars, seeing the effect (affect?) that the events from the past are having. Plus there's the Pandorica being in the museum, and I was so surprised to see Amy in the Pandorica when it opened! "Ok kid. This is where it gets complicated." I was so confused aha!
4 days, 15 hours ago on The Best Pre-Title Sequences of the Revival (Part 1)
I'm irked that Midnight didn't get through; I love that one.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Revival Face-Off: Semi-Final #1
@supermoff I think the fact it's got this far proves it's popular and has plenty recognition to be fair. I do love it myself, Canton's just the coolest Doctor Who character, with plenty of sass in abundance.
I vote Mummy on the Orient Express. I find Listen one of the most overrated pieces of TV I've seen, I don't think it's anywhere near as good as it's made out to be. I don't get the adoration that surrounds it at all. Whereas Mummy on the Orient Express, on the whole, is a fantastic episode I feel, with a particularly strong 20 minutes or so in there in my opinion. I think the Doctor's scene with the Mummy is awesome.
1 week, 1 day ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #11
I think Psi summed it up well, by labeling it "professional detachment". Capaldi's Doctor isn't cold and heartless, he just has to distance himself from letting his emotions rule his thinking so he doesn't make mistakes and can get the job done. Doctor's care every time they lose a patient, but if they don't move past it quickly and push it to the back of their minds until their job is done, another patient could end up dying or have something bad happen to them because their Doctor is, for want of a better word, distracted. After having two incarnations who have struggled with letting their emotions ruling their actions, and making mistakes because of it and costing people their lives, it makes sense for this Doctor to close himself off a bit more, and go into a professional detachment state of mind in my opinion.
1 week, 3 days ago on The Twelfth Doctor: A Bad Man With A Box?
I really like Turn Left, but I had to vote for Midnight here. It's a fantastic episode that is terrifically acted with a fantastic script and shows that you don't need throw loads and loads of money at something to get something special. Turn Left is really great, but Midnight is in another league I feel.
1 week, 5 days ago on Revival Face-Off: Round #7
I quite liked Psi. He seemed like a good character with some depth and potential to me, and he seemed to form a quick bond and friendship with Clara, as well as getting on with the Doctor, eventually, and not being afraid to stand up to him. Plus Jonathan Bailey is a very good actor.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on 5 Characters From Series 8 That Should Be In Series 9
For me, I didn't like Series 8. I don't mind Capaldi's Doctor, but that kind of character is getting played a lot these days now and it just feels a bit familiar to me. I still don't hate him though and he's not the reason for me losing touch and love with the show now. For me it was the stories, bar two I thought every episode of the last series was poor. I thought the whole series was just depressing and dull. I didn't like the arc at all, and how it was handled, and I'm not a fan of Missy. Plus this last series has made me hate Clara, which annoys me because I loved her in Series 7 and the two specials. There's not really anything someone can say that would make me like Series 8, it just wasn't for me. The only things I liked about it were Time Heist, the last 20ish minutes of Mummy on the Orient Express and Danny. I'm sticking with the show though, because it can always change and it's helped me so much in the past I don't want to just abandon it at the first hurdle, as sad as that may sound. It does hurt me a bit, to think about how much I adored the show from 2010-2013, to how differently I feel now. Oh well.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Doctor Why Bother?
I'm glad we didn't have a longer running time in Flatline, as it was well paced, and I don't think learning what the Boneless' actual motivations were (whether they were just evil and wanted to ill humans or didn't know they were killing hem etc). Sometimes not knowing is the best thing in my opinion.
3 weeks ago on Why More Two-Parters Is A Good Thing
I agree with Moffat, it has become a bit predictable over the last few years. I've always felt there should be more cliffhanger type things in single episodes, no necessarily massive ones and not all the time, but I feel it ties the series together a bit better personally, and gives it more momentum. I think we get a few too many standalone episodes these days, and it has become a bit predictable.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Moffat Explains Series 9 Two-Parter Increase
7, 5, 3, and 3 isn't my lowest score of this series sadly. The worst series of the revival for me by some distance, I only liked two episodes, and those don't come anywhere near my favourites. This was the start of a truly horribly year for the show in my eyes, completely butchered my love for the show. There are just so many things I don't like about it. I suppose fair is fair though, I loved the Matt Smith era, whilst others hated it and felt like I do now, so it's only fair really. I'm glad that the majority love this series though, it's still nice to see others have such an excitement and love for the show. Capaldi is a great actor and I have the utmost respect for him, but Series 8 just didn't do it for me.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Rank the Revival: 2014 Part 1
Thanks for publishing this DWTV. :)
1 month ago on Why Shona McCullough Should Return
@ Notsosmartguy Because nothing says fun like a Martian ripping apart some Russians and threatening to start a nuclear war! ;)
2 months, 1 week ago on On Thin Ice: The Future of the Ice Warriors
Top article. I really like Cold War, and you've convinced me here that there may well be more to do with the Ice Warriors. Speaking of Cold War, when Grand Marshall Skaldak first got out of the block of ice, I think it's fair to say that he received a, ahem, frosty reception...
@The Finn, Agent of SPECTRE @The Lazy Cat Now there's Moffat's cliffhanger!
2 months, 1 week ago on Speculating on Series 9’s Big Cliffhanger (Part 2)
He's been gone for nearly 10 years now, but it's quite bad how happy I'd still be to see Eccleston's Doctor again aha! It would literally just make my, I don't know, year! He was an amazing Doctor in my opinion, and he's a brilliant actor.
I've got sciencey qualifications in science and all this still went straight over my head! I think that says more about me than you though Mark XD Top article Mark, wonderfully explained and very complicated as usual. Always nice to learn something new and I always do with these articles. :)
2 months, 1 week ago on Sciencey Wiencey: Flatline
The Spider Germs were poorly executed in my opinion. Big spiders had the potential to be really scary, and could have easily been a threat in their own right, but when Courtney zapped them with Dettol they wee just kind of forgotten, and it made them seem a bit weak in my opinion. Everyone was very excited to see what they'd do with them, and other than a couple of jump scares I think they were poorly utilised, and having an infestation of big, alien spiders could have been a very scary monster, and could have won this pol if done better I think. It's a shame.
2 months, 1 week ago on Best of 2014 Awards #7: New Monster
I'd love some minisodes, I miss them, they're cool! Even just a prequel one to Series 9, that's be good.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 9 Predictions for Doctor Who Series 9…
@MrRazza has drezzzed for the occasion Solid Michelle Gomez you say? The Gaseous Michelle Gomez will be gutted!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #1-5 Recap
Voted for Gus. Brutal, sinister, merciless, killed kitchen staff just to end a phone call, and on top of that he has a fabulous voice which made him quite hilarious at times! Gus was awesome.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Best of 2014 Awards #5: Best Villain
”If I’d been Bernard Cribbins in that thing, I’d be saying, ‘Doctor, I’m actually going to die. You’re going to get a bit younger and stupider hair, OK? You can let me out and you can get a reset. Selfish bastard.”
XD I bloody love Steven Moffat! Didn't know he said that, the guy's hilarious aha!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Why I Hate the Tenth Doctor’s Regeneration
I feel sorry for the Doctor, being all alone (it's really eerie without the music!). But the whole visiting all his companions thing was very self indulgent, and I hate the "Even if I change, it feels like dying. Everything I am dies. Some new man goes sauntering away. And I’m dead.” lines. It didn't do Matt Smith any favours whatsoever. And the Doctor's regenerated a number of times by that point, and he hasn't complained before. Paul McGann's Doctor took it like a man;
"Will it hurt?"
Hard as nails, he was!
Tennant's one was just done to make it all emotional for the sake of it in my opinion, and was a bit of a disservice to the Doctor in my opinion. Didn't really do the character justice.
@Antee991166 @gunslinger19 We need more Mrs Gillyflower's! Just a batcrap crazy villain with no chance of redemption. She was insane! Not all the time, but I do want more villains like that personally.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on The 5 Greatest Weaknesses of Series 8 (Part 2)
@supermoff @stargazer0118 @Notsosmartguy You're both making arguments for why it's ok for the Doctor to be an a***. Capaldi's Doctor is an a*** for the reason you said, because he's more alien than Tennant's Doctor was. But Tennant's Doctor was too an a*** because he was a more human Doctor, so he would react to situations in a more human way. He reacted to losing someone he cares about in a more human way, and you can understand why he acted the way he did with Martha because he was more human, and it was like a break up, of sorts. And Capaldi's Doctor was a bit of an a*** because he didn't understand. They're both a***s for different reasons, but an a*** all the same. Tennant got a bit better again with Donna, and Capaldi is getting better now though, so i's all good!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Are you happy with Clara staying on? Poll Results
Happy New Year everyone. I hope you all have a top year, and have a cracking time. Happy New Year DWTV, you've been brilliant this year, thanks for bringing us all the great stuff you do, and for being brilliant in minimising spoilers on here during the horrible time of the leaks. Hears to another great year on this awesome site, Happy New Year everyone! :)
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Happy New Year 2015!
@The Lazy Cat has Antlers! Because you can't reason with a Dream Crab, and it was pretty icky looking as it is and was going to attach itself to her face and have her brain for dinner; can't fault her for screaming to be fair to her!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on 2nd Opinion: Last Christmas
I felt sorry for Shona, she seemed so lonely and desperate to just have someone to talk to. I don't think she was amazing in Last Christmas, but she was likeable and I did feel for her.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Last Christmas Review (Part 2): Questions, Questions
I felt really sorry for the older woman who when she came out of the dreams tried to get up and follow her granddaughter, only to realise she's disabled. How sad :( Though it was funny when the Doctor called her sexy! XD
3 months ago on 12 Great Moments From Last Christmas
Moffat likes aging his characters! Amy in The Girl Who Waited, Rory in The Doctor's Wife and The Angels Take Manhattan, Matt's Doctor in The Time of the Doctor, Clara in Last Christmas, Billy in Blink, The King of France in The Girl in the Fireplace (and Madame de Pompadour, though we never saw her aged), and Detective Garner in The Angels Take Manhattan! I have no problem with this, just something I noticed aha! XD
Samuel Anderson was brilliant, I miss Danny, and his appearance here summed up why I love his character. Samuel Anderson is a brilliant actor, I'm happy to have had him on the show.
3 months ago on Last Christmas Review (Part 1)
No. I really wanted a change. Seeing them go off together at the end didn't feel exciting, it felt boring and repetitive seeing another Clara exit bypassed. I'm just not invested in her characters journey or struggles at all. I thought it was the right time to go, as she's ran her course and I'm just sick of hearing her moaning and her smug attitude acting like she's more important than others. I'll still watch Series 9, but this is the most unsatisfied and disinterested in Doctor Who I've ever been. Clara staying just made it worse, she's definitely outstayed her welcome in my opinion. So I voted no.
3 months ago on Clara’s Fate & Series 9 (Spoilers)
Merry Christmas everyone, have a cracking day. And hope you have a good Christmas DWTV, cheers for all the work you put into this awesome site. :)
3 months ago on Merry (Last) Christmas!
@Tardis Boy He's just about to go off for Christmas; kill him when he gets back!
I love her scene with Half Face in Deep Breath. While it could have easily backfired she bravely drew on her on experiences and showed great courage despite her fear, and it was nice to see her keep faith in the Doctor, and that that faith was rewarded. It's a stunning scene in my opinion.
3 months ago on Top 10 Clara Oswald Moments… (So Far?)
I don't dislike The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, but A Christmas Carol is just on another level of quality. I watched it earlier, it's just amazing from start to finish.
3 months ago on Festive Face-Off: A Christmas Carol vs The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Rudolph and the TARDIS have something in common."
Obviously Rudolph is bigger on the inside, it's the only logical answer everyone! XD
3 months ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #2)
I think that the "It's a long story" means that a lot of time passes in the episode, and that newspaper was right and we're going to watch old Clara die. Merry Christmas everyone, here's an old dying northerner!
3 months ago on Last Christmas – Hints & Teasers (Set #1)
The Christmas Invasion. I think it's a very well paced story and is very entertaining all the way through. Billie Piper puts in a top performance, and some cool guest characters are introduced and fleshed out a bit. Plus it's always nice to see Mickey, I like Mickey.
3 months, 1 week ago on Festive Face-Off: The End of Time vs The Christmas Invasion
@TheTimeTraveller is excited for Last Christmas Classic DWTV banter! XD
3 months, 1 week ago on Last Christmas Advance Review
@supermoff @jamesanash101, Agent of the C.O.M.P.A.N.I.O.N.SWell if Santa head-shotting a bunch of face crabs doesn't say Merry Christmas, then I don't know what does!
@supermoff @LGwalchmai95 @TheOncomingHurricaneI'm here all week!
@TheOncomingHurricane @LGwalchmai95 I like cracker jokes!
I'll always remember this one;
What happened to the guy
who robbed a calendar?
Great work DWTV, you've earned a round of aclaus for that cracker of an advance review...
I wasn't bothered by the science in this episode, that wasn't what turned me off the episode, it was more like lines such as "We are going to call everyone on Earth and tell them to leave the trees alone." Ugh, even Peter Capaldi couldn't save that one. I get that he was talking to a little girl, but still, it was a bit cringey! I don't hate this episode, but I don't love it either. It's as light-hearted as Doctor Who is probably ever going to get, so it's good for a rewatch for me, as I like rewatching light-hearted episodes, but it does has quite a few flaws to go with it's good points, (which it does have, to be fair) so it'll never trouble my favourite episodes. But like I said, I don't hate it, I just don't love it.
3 months, 1 week ago on Moffat Defends In the Forest of the Night Science Criticisms